Joshua D. Marko is the special projects coordinator at the Michigan Small Business Development Center, which is based in Grand Rapids at GVSU. Marko has a decade of experience planning and leading projects that consistently surpass stakeholder expectations in fields that include motorsports, higher education, business support services and nonprofit development. This includes improvement projects in functional areas such as marketing, technology, operations, finance, staff development and company culture. Marko has worked extensively with event-based projects and has experience planning hundreds of events ranging from award galas to festivals. He also supports the planning of the American Model United Nations International Conference, serves as the president of the Aquinas College Alumni Leadership Council and led the endowment of a scholarship in the name of his undergraduate mentor. He holds a B.A. in history and Spanish from Aquinas College and an M.B.A. from Davenport University. Contact Josh at 616.331.7373 or markojos at gvsu dot edu.
February 28, 2019
| By Joshua D. Marko
The project management discipline is extensive. It includes elaborate technical tools such as Gantt charts, earned value analysis, critical path diagrams and seemingly endless best practices for completing projects successfully. The small business may not typically have dedicated technical project management expertise, but successfully managing projects is still essential to thriving in response to changes and opportunities in the business environment. Read More